As Nigeria becomes the business hub of many local and international organisations, there could be no better time for the country to embrace cloud technology, Rasheed Jimoh, regional manager for West Africa at EMC Corporation has argued
Jimoh, who was speaking at the first EMC Forum held recently in Lagos, said, “As the global IT community examines the tremendous benefits of big data, the efficacy of cloud computing, and the inherent security concerns, there is no better time than now to bring this same conversation to Nigeria.
“We have hosted the EMC Forum in several countries across the world and each time it has proven to be an effective platform for a convergence of experts and thought leaders to shape the direction of cloud computing and today Nigeria joins the train of success stories,” he added.
EMC vice president and global chief technology officer Patricia Florissi meanwhile claimed that the company has seen impressive growth since it debuted in Nigeria, recording revenue of US$21.7bn in 2012, representing business growth of about 40 per cent across Nigeria.
Florissi said, “While cloud computing offers the promise of transforming IT and significantly lowering operating costs, it is real-time big data analytics that will fundamentally transform businesses across Nigeria by identifying new revenue opportunities through key competitive insights and timely decision-making and improved customer experience.”